Job Expectations (Candidates must have qualified and proven experience within each of the following):
GENERAL ROLE EXPECTATIONS: Leads comprehensive schematic design, design development, construction documents, responses to RFIs and submittals, creation of ASIs and other construction administration tasks. Ability to build 3D Sketchup or physical scale models for commercial and residential projects.
LEVEL OF CLIENT INTERFACING: Serve as primary client liaison; meet with clients and contractors to discuss projects during all phases of work.
BUDGETS AND PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: Actively manage client budgets, schedules and programs; project communications/documentation; office admin tasks; and project team assignments. Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals under the direction of a principal.
SUPERVISION EXPECTATION: Responsible for coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical. Lead project staff of 2-3 people. Organize structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, acoustic, and fire consultant work as well as coordinate external consultants. Coordinate agency approval of projects (Building Department, Planning Department, and Design Review Board).
Experience with high density residential and small to medium scale commercial projects is required.
A minimum Bachelor of Architecture degree required; graduate degree preferred; minimum 10 years of experience with at least 5 years in a project management role specializing in small to medium scale multi-family residential and/or commercial projects.
Licensed Architect preferred but not required.
Strong client service skills
Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite products (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Revit experience a plus.
Leadership skills as well as the ability to work well within an open office; team environment
Interested candidates must provide the following via email to contact below (no phone calls or drop ins): a cover letter, resume and a graphic portfolio/work samples (no larger than 25MB emailed, portfolio web links preferred). Send requested items to: email@example.com.
About M.W. Steele Group
Founded in 1983, M.W. Steele Group is an award-winning and integrated architecture, planning and urban design firm. We provide a humanistic approach to design; viewing our work as a form of community building. Led by owner Mark Steele and the managing principals, Steve Miles and Diego Velasco, our 17 person firm has successfully completed hundreds of projects within the private and public sector spanning across disciplines - retail, hospitality, residential, planning and civic. Since our inception, we have positioned ourselves as a fully integrated practice, with planning and architecture expertise. This integration provides our firm with a depth of “real world” understanding. We know what it takes to build what we plan, and conversely, we know how what we build affect s the urban environment.
Our focus is on building strong relationships. This, along with our sensitivity to the planning and design of urban environments, has resulted in the proven success of our projects. To realize this vision, we have centered ourselves around the communities our buildings serve. We cultivated a team of talented architects, certified planners, urban designers, and interior designers that align with our firm’s philosophy that the most powerful and enduring concept we’ve built is community.